Sacred Plaza Machu Picchu

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The sacred plaza of Machu Picchu was designated as political and social center in around it you can see important structures, such is the case of the Main Temple, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Moon and the Priest's House.

To identify what type of celebrations were held in the square several studies and excavations were conducted, it was after this that understood that this sacred place used frequently, as in there was where they performed their rituals to their gods.

Besides this main square were able to identify the existence of another, in the second as the first was used to house all the tributaries to these ceremonies.

Due to its excellent location as Plaza was considered the most important architectural ensemble of the citadel, this due to the fact that there performing or practicing different doctrines of culture, besides all this it is said that the location of the square was made with in order to take full advantage of everything offered the site, its proximity to the source of natural resources such as stone quarries, favored in the construction of various buildings, those with a fine finish and if the place had not been located near the quarry stones all these works have not been realized.

It is noteworthy that the Sacred Plaza was definitely the astronomical observatory of the city of Machu Picchu.
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